CWC 2019 Stats: The Sportsrush present before you all the major batting and bowling stats of the ongoing Cricket World Cup.
With the all-important league stage of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 coming to an end, the tournament has moved into its most important phase. In a span of three matches, the winner of the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup will be introduced to the world.
After 45 matches in the league stage, it has finally been decided that India, Australia, England and New Zealand will contest in the semi-finals of the tournament. While India will play New Zealand at Old Trafford on Tuesday, Australia will play their arch-rivals England at Edgbaston on Thursday.
The winner of both the matches will play each other in the final of the tournament at Lord’s on Sunday. With all teams playing the same number of matches at this point in time, it is only correct to go through names who have been the best in their respective fields in this World Cup.
CWC 2019 Stats
India vice-captain Rohit Sharma has not only scored the most runs in the tournament so far but also stands an easy chance to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most runs in a World Cup. In eight matches, Sharma has amassed 647 runs at an average of 92.42 and a strike rate of 98.77 including five centuries and a half-century.
The others in the list include David Warner (638), Shakib Al Hasan (606), Aaron Finch (507) and Joe Root (500).
Given the amount of runs Sharma has scored, it is understood that the stat for most centuries in the tournament also belongs to him. Having scored his fifth century in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Sri Lanka, Sharma has become the first batsman to achieve the milestone in a World Cup.
Rohit Sharma at #CWC19
What a tournament he’s having! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/YiXcFXmlr2
— ICC (@ICC) July 6, 2019
Having scored a century in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, another century for Sharma here will take him past Tendulkar in terms of most centuries in World Cups. The others in the list include David Warner (3), Shakib Al Hasan (2), Aaron Finch (2) and Joe Root (2).
Highest strike rate (minimum 250 runs)
England vice-captain and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has scored runs at a brisk pace in the tournament. In nine ODIs, Buttler has scored 253 runs at an average of 31.62 and a strike rate of 130.41 including a century and a half-century. Yet to show his dominance in the tournament, perhaps Buttler has saved his best for the last!
The others in the list include Eoin Morgan (116.11), Jason Roy (114.04), Alex Carey (113.44) and Kusal Perera (110.97).
Highest wicket-taker in the last World Cup, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc continued on the road to be a World Cup legend. The left-arm fast bowler has dismissed 26 batsmen in nine matches at an average of 16.61, an economy rate of 5.18 and a strike rate of 19.2. Having drawn level with Australian legend Glenn McGrath, another wicket will take Starc past McGrath in terms of most wickets in a World Cup.
The others in the list include Mustafizur Rahman (26), Lockie Ferguson (20), Jasprit Bumrah (17) and Mohammad Amir (17).
Best bowling figures
Of Shaheen Afridi’s 16 wickets in the World Cup, just three are tailenders. He played in only five games.
Also, his figures 6-35 today are the best for any Pakistan left-arm quick. Even better than the great Wasim Akram! #CWC19
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 5, 2019
19-year old Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been one of the finds of the tournament. Having played only five matches, Afridi has picked up 16 wickets at an average of 14.62, an economy rate of 4.96 and a strike rate of 17.6. In what was his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs, him registering bowling figures of 9.1-0-35-6 were the best by any bowler in the tourney.
The others in the list include Mitchell Starc (5/26), Shakib Al Hasan (5/29), Mohammad Amir (5/30) and James Neesham (5/31).
Best strike rate (minimum 10 wickets)
Much like Afridi, an Indian bowler who has entered the top of the bowling charts despite playing only a limited matches is Mohammed Shami. In four ODIs, Shami dismissed 14 batsmen at an average of 13.78, an economy rate of 5.48 and a strike rate of 15.
The others in the list include Shaheen Shah Afridi (17.6), Mitchell Starc (19.2), Mustafizur Rahman (21.6) and James Neesham (21.8).